Beth Santmyire-Rosenberger, MD PhD
Appalachian Spring Dermatology PLLC
1812 Country Club Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Beth Santmyire-Rosenberger, MD PhD
At Appalachian Spring Dermatology, we realize that dermatologic disorders can have a profound impact on every aspect of life. We desire to have a positive impact on our patients and their quality of life. This is why we have chosen our slogan... "Bringing New Life to Your Skin". We treat each patient as we would a member of our own family, by providing the best medical care possible with compassion, respect, honesty and professionalism.
You, the patient, are the first priority in everything we do.
We offer a variety of medical and cosmetic services and procedures. We strive to offer a full range of procedures, devices, therapies and techniques. In many cases we have technology you cannot find elsewhere in the state – including West Virginia University.
We offer a variety of procedures to treat various medical conditions. We perform in office excisional surgery to treat and remove benign skin lesions (moles, cysts, etc.) and malignant skin cancers. We also treat a number of benign skin lesions with cryosurgery (freezing) and electrodessication (burning).
In addition to the above common procedures, we offer a number of additional services to treat common medical conditions.
We offer photodynamic therapy to treat actinic keratoses ( precancerous lesions) as well as acne and rosacea. This procedure offers great efficacy, a positive cosmetic outcome and minimal down time. For this procedure we use Levulan aminolevulinic acid. This procedure is often covered by insurance, including Medicare, to treat actinic keratoses.
We also have two Narrow Band UVB (NBUVB) booths available to treat patients with psoriasis, eczema, mycosis fungoides as well as a number of other conditions. For patients who have involvement in limited areas, we have an Excimer laser, which delivers similar NBUVB light in a laser format. These procedures are often covered by insurance, including Medicare, to treat psoriasis and occasionally vitiligo. To learn more about these light therapies, check out the phototherapy booklet from the National Psoriasis foundation.
We also offer a number of cosmetic procedures to our patients. While this is not often the primary focus of our visits, patients often express interest in enhancing their beauty and slowing down the aging process. We do our best to answer cosmetic questions during a regular visit, but often a cosmetic consultation that focuses on solely addressing cosmetic concerns is helpful. All of our cosmetic procedures are performed by the doctor, not by a nurse or other staff. The cosmetic procedures we perform are generally safe and relatively painless when performed by a trained physician.
In most cases we emphasize a healthy skin care regimen, utilizing a retinoid and sunscreen as the best first step prior to recommending any cosmetic procedures. Prior to the procedure we will review your procedure with you in detail, describing the realistic potential outcome and any possible risks involved.
To describe our cosmetic procedures and offerings, we as well as others often use the terms… REJUVENATE, RELAX, RESTORE, RENEW, REVITALIZE,
REJUVENATE. A more youthful appearance begins with a healthy skin care regimen. We offer a full line of skin care products including Dr Obagi’s new skin care line ZO Skin Health. Using these products, along with a retinoid, will provide the foundation and rejuvenation that many patients desire without the need for addition procedures.
RELAX. BOTOX works by relaxing the impulses to facial expression muscles. When the muscles do not contract as much, the skin stays smooth and unwrinkled. Botox is injected into the skin in a simple procedure lasting less than 5 minutes. BOTOX® is safe, fast and simple when quality BOTOX is used and the procedure is performed by a trained and qualified dermatologist. Dr. Rosenberger was trained to administer BOTOX during her residency and received a certificate from her training at a BOTOX®Cosmetic National Education Facility. There are a number of Botulinum Toxins available for use today. Dr Rosenberger primarily uses BOTOX, but also has Xeomin available to use as well.
RESTORE. We can restore volume to the aging or thin face using a variety of safe, effective and long lasting fillers that are now available. We offer a variety of fillers used alone or in combination to meet your needs, including Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus and Sculptra. Traditionally fillers were most commonly used to restore volume to the lips and to smooth the lines and folds around the mouth. Dr. Rosenberger was trained to restore volume to the aging face using a variety of fillers during her residency. Over the past 10 years the focus has shifted some to maintaining a natural shape and structure to the face, particular the cheeks, as opposed to just filling lines. When focusing on restoring large amounts of volume to the face, Dr Rosenberger usually uses Sculptra.
RENEW. Chemical peels are applied to remove the superficial layers of the skin, creating a fresher and more youthful appearance. Peels are designed for the individual patient’s needs, and vary from mild to more aggressive formulas. We perform glycolic, salicylic and trichloroacetic acid peels. Chemical peels are used to remove sun damaged skin, even out skin tone and pigmentation, improve fine lines, and treat some forms of acne and actinic keratoses. Often, we recommend a healthy skin care regime
Skin cancer, cosmetic, acne, rosacea, psoriasis
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I love that they are always more than happy to answer my questions, and actually welcome questions. I've felt awkward at some other places I've visited when I've tried to ask a lot of questions, but n
April 19, 2011
Was there annoying music playing while you waited or during your visit?
No, if they had music on it was very soothing
August 23, 2013
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September 04, 2012